It was July 12th, 2017 the last time the tones of Metallica’s massive chords penetrated Detroit Rock City. What a night! The boys blasted through their usual mix of old and new songs, opening with the Hardwired. There was a threat of rain in the air. Volbeat opened and blasted through their entire set, but the same couldn’t be said for Avenged Sevenfold. They told me later that their crew was telling them that rain was coming and they wanted to get Metallica on early, so they only played about 4/5 songs. As it turned out, not only did Metallica get their entire set in, the rains never came!
Here’s the setlist for their last show in Detroit, at Comercia Park courtesy of their website.
- 2Atlas, Rise!
- 3For Whom the Bell Tolls
- 5The Unforgiven
- 6Now That We’re Dead
- 7Moth Into Flame
- 8Wherever I May Roam
- 9Halo On Fire
- 11Sad But True
- 13Master of Puppets
- 14Fade to Black
- 15Seek and Destroy
Before they took to the stage that night, James Hetfield was nice enough to sit with me for a bit and talk about all things Metallica, including an accident that cost him a few broken ribs….suffered at Kid Rock’s house. LOL
Now, the guys are back with new music, including the ripping lead of single, Lux AEterna.
The new album drops in April, so there will be plenty of time to study up behe shows here, November 10th with Pantera and Mammoth WVH, and November 12 with Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills.
Check out some pictures of the last time ‘Tallica played here, below…